Orthopaedic physiotherapy is a sub-branch of musculoskeletal physiotherapy related to the inpatient or outpatient preparation for, or rehabilitation from, orthopaedic surgery or related orthopaedic hospital admission. Some examples are;
- joint replacement
- spinal discectomy and decompression
- ligament, tendon or cartilage repair
- internal fixation of bone fractures
- setting of broken bones within fibreglass casts
It also relates to the management of acute or chronic orthopaedic conditions in an outpatient or clinic setting.
At Life Physio + Rehab, our physiotherapists have a wealth of experience in using research and evidence-based treatment regimes to address post-operative pain, swelling and movement and muscle activation deficits to optimise your recovery. We will work closely with your surgeon and GP in a coordinated manner to ensure a smooth as possible return to normal function, work and play.